Canine Massage Therapist
Ann is a California licensed RN and a graduate of The Lang Institute for Canine Massage, a comprehensive 682 hour course. Areas of study included canine anatomy, physiology, orthopedic pathology, gait and movement, massage techniques, and nutrition.
My initial interest in canine massage began when my whippet, Chelsea, was recuperating from major surgery for a leg injury. As a registered nurse I was very familiar with western medicine and drugs, but I chose to pursue holistic treatment options that would expedite her recovery. She was in a cast for fourteen weeks and was very uncomfortable. This forced her body to compensate with incorrect posture and movement when she walked, which led to tight, sore muscles, decreased flexibility and even more discomfort. Massage was very helpful in her rehabilitation; today Chelsea enjoys daily romps at the beach with her four canine siblings.
Seeing her happy, active, and pain free made me want to help other dogs, so I enrolled in a comprehensive canine massage program. Since then I have continued to educate myself in other areas, such as animal Tui-na and Reiki. These three therapies serve animals on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, making a positive difference in every dog's life.
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Healing Hands Canine Massage